Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Time Flies! A quick update

Ok. Where did June go?! I honestly don't think a month has ever flown by so quickly! Here's a rapid rundown of what we've been up to lately.





We took Aileah for her first "hike". Ok... so really it's more of a pleasant stroll. But you gotta start somewhere, right? We went up to Bridal Veil Falls. She is one outdoorsy girl! She could be crying super hard but then stop the minute we get outside. We hope this is a lasting trait of hers.



On the 4th of July our little girl turned 1 month! Aileah is such a good, happy baby. She smiles and coos at us all the time. I am fortunate to have this summer to be a stay-at-home mom. I'm loving this time I have to spend with her. It breaks my heart to think of going back to work at the end of summer! What an adorable, long-awaited blessing this girl is. I kinda like her... a lot!
More often than not we hear, "She looks just like her daddy!" Who do you think she looks like?












We had Aileah's blessing on July 5th. We had so many friends and family members with us to celebrate this special day. We love you all! Aileah was wide awake during her blessing but didn't make a sound. She just stared at her Daddy with her beautiful big eyes! Tom gave her a beautiful blessing!













On Monday, Tom and I decided to go to a couple of places we've never been before. We went to Young Living Farms and the Lotus Temple. It was so nice to get out as a family!

I love my life! I have truly been blessed beyond anything I deserve. I have the privilege of being married to my best friend! I love seeing him with Aileah- it makes me fall in love with him all over again! He is such a great husband and father! I have a sweet little girl, who melts my heart with her smile. I love this little family. Yes... life is good!

11 comments:

Valerie said...

Fun photos! We've been to the Lotus temple a few times for the Llama Fest. Was there an event when you went? No photos of the farm? What did you do there?

David and 'Becca Black said...

What a BEAUTIFUL blessing gown! Such a nice picture of the 3 of you on that day. You're in there, of course, but I think she does look like Tom. :)

Tara said...

Congratulations on Aileah's baby blessing! Did you make her blessing dress?!? It's gorgeous! By the way, I think she looks like you in the photo where she is crinkling (sic?) her eyebrows.
I'm so glad that you stopped by - I was so glad to see you and your beautiful baby and (as I'm sure you noticed) the kids were THRILLED to have you! (:

Christine said...

love the the pictures. Her blessing dress is gorgeous. I am so impressed you made it. I think she has some of both of you.

Stella Andes said...

Great pictures! In some of them she looks more like Tom than I have even seen in person. She definitely has your eyes, though. Thank goodness that blessing gown came out so good! Glad you are enjoying life so much. Thanks for the barbecue; what a lot of work that was for your guys! Love you!

Tiff :o) said...

Sorry I missed the blessing but I'm glad things are going well for you and that you were able to have her at the start of summer. The fourth of july picture of Aileah is very cute! Glad you're teaching her about the outdoors!;o) Love you guys.

Jessica said...

Aileah looked beautiful in the blessing dress you made her. I think she looks like both of you. I can't decide where one leaves off and the other begins. And a side note, are those your new couches? I love them!

Nicky said...

I personally think you should keep her. I kinda like her too and I don't like many people. ;)

Scott, Tina, and Spencer said...

it was so good to see you guys (for the quick second) and we're so glad to meet aileah. she's perfect. and i think she's more tom than you.

erika said...

Looks like been busy~
But worth ever second.
I hope I can met her before I go back!

Bill and Mandy Guidry said...

I think she looks like a lot like Tom, but a good mix of the both. She is so beautiful....and yes, it REALLy stinks going back to work. It is really tough the first couple of times, then it gets just a little bit easier, but never easy. Eat her up every second you can!